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Thu Jun 7, 2012, 08:11 PM Jun 2012

Far-Out Tech Department Fuel Your Future Car With Aluminum [View all]

Link http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1076758_far-out-tech-department-fuel-your-future-car-with-aluminum

That’s the idea being proposed by an Israeli company called Alchemy Research, according to GreenCarReports.com.

The startup says it has developed a reactor that that combines aluminum and water to create hydrogen, which is then used to generate electricity in a fuel cell or burned to create steam and run a turbine.

To do this, powdered aluminum is introduced into a pre-heated reactor where it is melted at a temperature of 900 degrees Celsius and reacts with steam to form aluminum oxide, a process that creates hydrogen and heat. The heat generated by the reaction then takes over powering the reactor, making it a self-sustaining system. The non-toxic aluminum oxide byproduct can be processed back into aluminum at a recycling facility to create new fuel.

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At a cost of EXACTLY how much energy? TheMadMonk Jun 2012 #1
You are correct elifino Jun 2012 #2
50MJ GideonYampolsky Jun 2012 #4
How do you come to that conclusion? NickB79 Jun 2012 #5
$1 per 10km GideonYampolsky Jun 2012 #6
Are you actually involved in the development of this technology? NickB79 Jun 2012 #7
Yes, I'm working on that project. GideonYampolsky Jun 2012 #8
**SIGH** Again ? eppur_se_muova Jun 2012 #3
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